Group Home

Our Group Home Guides Teens From Hardship To Success

Our Group Home Guides Teens From Hardship To Success

We provide help to troubled teens and children who cannot live at home because they exhibit harmful or addictive behaviors that endanger the safety of themselves or those around them. We accept teens from CPS, private placement (parent or guardian), and those assigned from Central Valley Regional Center (C.V.R.C.) The specific conditions and concerns of individuals accepted into the program may include, but is not limited to:

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Bipolar Disorder (BD)
  • Child Abuse
  • Disruptive Mood
  • Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD)
  • Intellectual Disability (ID)
  • Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED)
  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Psychotic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma

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Individuals who meet the entrance criteria will be taught the appropriate skills necessary to become more independent and will receive support and resources that allow them to participate in as many areas of community life as possible. Those with behavioral health conditions, development disabilities, and mental health conditions will receive the necessary skills, training, and guidance to diminish disruptive and self-injurious behaviors.

Throughout all of our programs and treatment plans, our staff provides each individual with choices regarding what they’d like to do. We also respect the role of our participants’ families and take them into consideration when possible.

Program Acceptance Criteria Includes, But Is Not Limited To, Individuals Who:

  • Are Males Between 10 & 17 Years Of Age.
  • Exhibit Mild, Moderate, & Severe Intellectual Functioning Levels.
  • Physical Handicaps, If They Are Ambulatory.
  • Intellectual Disability & Seizures.
  • Have High Blood Pressure Or Thyroid Deficiency.
  • Require Assistance With Weight Maintenance Control.
  • Have Poor Sleeping Habits.
  • Have Hearing, Visual, & Other Sensory-deprived Problems.
  • Display Deficits In Self-help Skills.
  • Require Special Diets.
  • Struggle With Mental Health Conditions, Including Depression And Others.
  • Exhibit Behavioral Health Conditions, Including Hyperactivity, Theft, Property Destruction, Habitual Lying, Temper Tantrums, Physically Assault, Wandering, & Verbal Abusiveness.
  • Are Verbal And Those With Limited Verbal Abilities.
  • Exhibit Training Needs That Fall Within The Scope Of Training Services Provided In This Program Design.

Program Disqualification Criteria Includes, But Is Not Limited To, Individuals Who:

This facility does not discriminate on the basis of Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, or Sexual Orientation
* Intake procedure will also include provisions for a Behavior Intervention Plan to be in place.


Group homes provide their participants with supportive, non-medical care and professional treatment in a private, home-like setting. Facilities like ZND provide help to troubled teens and children who are unable to live at home because they exhibit harmful, addictive, or destructive behaviors that endanger the safety of themselves or those around them.
We welcome all children and young adults between the ages of 1 and 17 who face challenging developmental, physical, or mental disabilities. Group home programs like ZND serve as rehabilitation facilities for out-of-control kids and any defiant teenager who exhibits harmful behaviors in their home.

Group homes provide troubled children and non-minor dependents with a home-like environment where they receive therapy, treatment, and care for mental health issues of behavioral problems.

Living in a group home like ZND, troubled children and non-minor dependents receive a structured schedule that includes attending a local public school, receiving nonmedical care services, attending therapy sessions, and participating in community-based activities. Our participants are also actively involved in many daily activities that accompany real home life, like shopping, chores, and house cleaning.

Yes, there are several different types of group homes that vary based on the level of care and the specific needs of intended residents.

Supervised group homes support and treat individuals who have developmental disabilities that render them dependent or co-dependent on others for their daily care and survival. For adults, these facilities are known as skilled nursing facilities that focus on treating those with debilitating physical or mental health issues, like dementia and severe cerebral palsy.

There are also gender-exclusive placements, including group homes for boys and group homes for girls. Some group homes are operated by a provider agency (known as an agency-run group home), while other group homes are privately operated.